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Have you been watching Netflix’s Squid Game the WRONG way?

Have you been watching Netflix’s Squid Game the WRONG way? Fierce debate is sparked online about the ‘right’ way to experience the popular South Korean series


South Korean survival drama Squid Game is shaping up to be the biggest show in Netflix history.

But many viewers may be watching the hugely popular series the ‘wrong’ way.

According to News.com.au, a lot of viewers are watching either the English-language dub or reading the closed caption subtitles. 

Right or wrong? A furious debate has started online about whether or not to watch Netflix’s Squid Game with subtitles or not 

The closed caption subtitles simply sub the English dub of the series, instead of conveying the official Korean to English subtitles.

For non-Korean speakers, the official subtitled version is recommended for the best experience. 

Kiwi director Taika Waititi has even weighed into the debate, urging Netflix users to avoid the English dub.

‘You don’t have to watch Squid Game dubbed in English,’ he tweeted to his million followers this week.

No dubs! Kiwi director Taika Waititi has even weighed into the debate, urging Netflix users to avoid the English dub

No dubs! Kiwi director Taika Waititi has even weighed into the debate, urging Netflix users to avoid the English dub

However, many fans disagreed with the award-winning director and insisted that they were unable to concentrate on the screen and the subtitles at the same time due to their low attention spans. 

‘Why would ever use subtitles if I have a dub?’ snapped one. ‘I want to use both senses to enjoy the content. Not use my eyes for both. You’re supposed to watch TV, not read TV.’

Another added: ‘There are lots of reasons why someone may need to watch a dub.

'You're not supposed to read TV!' Some fans disagreed with the award-winning director and insisted that they were unable to concentrate on the screen and the subtitles at the same time

‘You’re not supposed to read TV!’ Some fans disagreed with the award-winning director and insisted that they were unable to concentrate on the screen and the subtitles at the same time

‘My legally blind nephew watches everything dubbed. People have their reasons. Maybe we should just let people watch whatever they prefer instead of judging them for it.’

Meanwhile, Squid Game has soared to popularity globally ever since its release last month – with Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos saying it has a a ‘very good chance’ of becoming the streamer’s most popular show yet.

The South Korean series is a survival thriller set in modern-day Seoul, where a group of 456 people are invited to play a series of children’s games with the chance to win a huge amount of money – but if you lose in the game, you lose your life.

Blockbuster: Squid Game has soared to popularity globally ever since its release last month - with Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos saying it has a a 'very good chance' of becoming the streamer's most popular show yet

Blockbuster: Squid Game has soared to popularity globally ever since its release last month – with Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos saying it has a a ‘very good chance’ of becoming the streamer’s most popular show yet

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